Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 26 of 26

Thread: Scary unedited near catastrophe video

  1. #21
    Barracuda
    Join Date
    08/05/2007
    Location
    Joplin, MO-10 Miles from Blue Water Lake (AKA ORONOGO)
    Posts
    1,397
    If it is a given that you got lost in that spot: why didn't he doff his gear, exit a port hole and re-don the gear outside?? This is not an option for every size of diver, but many people could have fit.
    PADI Dive Master, Master Diver, and Cavern. SDI Solo Diver. DSAT Tec 50. TDI Trimix.

  2. #22
    Barracuda
    Join Date
    08/20/2009
    Location
    East TN - United States
    Age
    61
    Posts
    1,244
    Quote Originally Posted by DivingCRNA View Post
    If it is a given that you got lost in that spot: why didn't he doff his gear, exit a port hole and re-don the gear outside?? This is not an option for every size of diver, but many people could have fit.
    I would guess by the sound of his breathing, and the screams, that he was not in a particularly rational frame of mind at the moment he realized he needed an escape route. Panic...or as our instructor called it...your "lizard brain"...can do strange things to you.

  3. #23
    Barracuda
    Join Date
    07/13/2007
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    1,524
    Quote Originally Posted by DivingCRNA View Post
    If it is a given that you got lost in that spot: why didn't he doff his gear, exit a port hole and re-don the gear outside?? This is not an option for every size of diver, but many people could have fit.
    I thought the same thing, but the port holes looked kind of small to me. At around 5 min. he looks out of one them and it seemed to me that I may have been able to squeeze my head and shoulders out but the waist and rear end would be a different story.

    Reading the story, being able to arrest his crazy thoughts and stop the panic cycle as they teach you in rescue was the key for him. Another reason why I think rescue class should be done earlier than AOW.

    Sobering video and a great lesson!
    3/4 of the Earth are covered by water and 1/4 by land. Clearly God intended us to spend 3 times as much time fishing and diving than mowing the lawn. - Wiz

  4. #24
    Grouper
    Join Date
    05/06/2010
    Location
    Arlington, VA / Jim Thorpe, PA / Huntsville, AL (Nomadic)
    Age
    39
    Posts
    277
    This vid reminded me to purchase another dive light. Great marketing tool.

  5. #25
    Grouper
    Join Date
    01/02/2008
    Location
    Western PA
    Age
    31
    Posts
    387
    What the heck were they thinking? Why would you ever want to go into a wreck with no lights?! How can you even enjoy the wreck with no lights?! That's just plain stupid on so many levels let alone the fact that they had no reel!
    Don't worry, be happy.

  6. #26
    TadPole
    Join Date
    12/15/2010
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    16
    He is so lucky to be alive. My stomach knotted when I heard him scream..

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 32
    Last Post: 12-05-2009, 10:17
  2. Rinse Tanks=Scary!!
    By scubagirlj in forum Surface Interval
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 07-06-2009, 22:58
  3. scary woman
    By mselizann in forum Surface Interval
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-30-2009, 23:16
  4. Real scary.......
    By texdiveguy in forum Surface Interval
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-08-2007, 20:42
  5. Real scary.......
    By texdiveguy in forum Solo Diver
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-08-2007, 19:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •